Footsteps of Christ

Experience the

“Footsteps of Christ” - 7 Nights / 8 Days

price $1825 /person

General Information About tour

Experience the Christian Faith of the Holy Land with this 8-day tour package that brings most sacred Biblical sites to life.

7 Nights / 8 Days - Complete Itinerary

Day 1(Daily) - Arrival and free time
Arrival : (Tel Aviv Overnight # 1)

Upon arrival, meet and assist by our office representative at the arrival hall, drive to your hotel for free time and accommodation in Tel Aviv.

Day 2 - Nazareth / Cana / Sea of Galilee
Nazareth, Capernaum and Sea of Galilee (Tel Aviv Overnight # 2+B)

This tour begins with a drive up the coastal road, then we turn off towards the Valley of Armageddon. From here we can see Megiddo. We visit Mt. Precipice and arrive in Nazareth. Here we tour the beautiful Church of Annunciation and Church of St. Joseph. On route to the Sea of Galilee, we pass Cana, where Christ transformed water into wine. We see where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount at the Mt. of Beatitudes and stop in Capernaum on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. In Tabgha, we tour the Roman Catholic Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. We pass Tiberias on the edge of the Sea of Galilee and stop at Yardenit. This River Jordan baptismal site could have been where John baptized Jesus. On our return journey, we pass Mt. Tabor where the Transfiguration took place, back to Tel Aviv for overnight.

Day 3 - Caesarea/ Haifa/ Rosh HaNikra / Acre
Caesarea, Acre and Rosh Hanikra (Tel Aviv Overnight # 3+B)

Tour the coastal cities of Holy Land as we drive north of Tel Aviv and make our first stop in Caesarea. Here we tour the remains of an ancient Roman port city and see the amphitheater, hippodrome and ruins of palaces, temples and bathhouses. We travel further north along the coast to the port city of Haifa. Here we see the terraced Baha’i Gardens on Mt. Carmel and learn about the Baha’i faith. Continuing all the way to Israel’s border with Lebanon the tour takes you to the sea caves of Rosh HaNikra. Here we can enter the cave chambers and tunnels where waves crash against the rocks. We return south and the tour visits the Crusader city of Acre. Here we tour the Crusader fortress built in the 12th century, the Ottoman structures and a former Turkish and British Mandate citadel prison. back to Tel Aviv for overnight

Day 4 - Bethlehem / Jericho
Bethlehem and Jericho (Jerusalem Overnight # 4+B)

Take this Bethlehem and Jericho tour past the Inn of the Good Samaritan and descend beneath sea level to the ancient city of Jericho. In Jericho see the sycamore tree climbed by Zacchaeus when he tried to get a better look at Jesus. Recall the Biblical tale of Joshua marching his troops around Jericho’s city walls until they fell. The tour leaves Jericho passing the Mount of Temptation and continues to Bethlehem where Jesus was born just over 2,000 years ago. The Bethlehem tour stops in Manger Square and we enter the Church of the Nativity which holds the Holy Grotto where the nativity took place. The tour visits the adjacent Church of St. Catherine and its subterranean caves holding ancient tombs and shrine. From here the tour passes Shepherds Field and returns to Jerusalem for overnight.

Day 5 - Old & New Jerusalem
Jerusalem Old and New (Jerusalem Overnight # 5+B)

We take in the panoramic views of Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Scopus then travel down the mount passing the Biblical Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations and Kidron Valley that holds monumental Jewish tombs. In the Jewish Quarter, we see the Cardo; the Byzantine-era main street of Jerusalem. We stop at the sacred Western Wall to place a prayer note between the ancient stones of the wall. The tour follows part of the Via Dolorosa to the stunning Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Here we see the site of Christ’s crucifixion and his burial tomb. After a lunch break and walk through the Old City bazaar we travel to new Jerusalem. Driving through the modern city we reach Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum. The museum’s exhibits include authentic artifacts, original documents, photos and video testimonials of Holocaust survivors. Back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 6 - Jerusalem Experience Foot steps of Christ
Jerusalem Old Jerusalem In the Footsteps of Jesus (Jerusalem Overnight # 6+B)

We follow in the footsteps of Jesus on the Mount of Olives visiting the Church of the Ascension where Christ ascended to heaven and the nearby Church of the Pater Noster, where Christ taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer. See the Dominus Flevit, the place Jesus looked out over Jerusalem and wept as he foresaw its destruction. We visit the Church of all Nations and adjacent Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was arrested on the eve of his crucifixion. We view the Pools of Bethesda then go into the Old City where we stop at the Church of Saint Anne plus the Convent of the Sisters of Zion. From here we walk the Via Dolorosa as Jesus did carrying his cross towards his crucifixion on Calvary. Back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 7 - Dead Sea/ Masada
Masada and the Dead Sea (Jerusalem Overnight # 7+B)

This tour heads to southern area through the Judean Hills and past the Inn of the Good Samaritan. We pause at sea level for an unforgettable photo-op then continue our descent further and further down beneath sea level towards the iconic Dead Sea. Our first stop is at Masada where we take a cable car to the plateau summit and tour the remains of Herod’s 2,055 year old palace fortress. We see remarkable structures including palaces and a bathhouse. From Masada the tour takes you past the desert oasis of Ein Gedi and Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We spend the rest of the day relaxing on one of the Dead Sea beaches. You can float in the salty water that is 8.6 times more saline than the ocean creating natural buoyance. Use the Dead Sea mud as a natural skin mask and soak up the glorious Dead Sea sun. back to the hotel for overnight

Day 8 - Free Day and Departure
Departure

Free time, and Depart to Ben Gurion airport for your international flight in the appropriate time

Price Includes

  • Transfer from / to Gurion Airport
  • Guaranteed departure - makes your trip planning much easier and gives you complete peace of mind
  • Have a free day to relax after your flight before you start touring and exploring the best of Israel
  • Join the tour directly from your hotel and enjoy a high-quality touring experience for a fair price
  • 6 fully guided days with a local professional English guide
  • 7 nights’ accommodation on bed & breakfast basis
  • 4 levels of accommodation
  • In Jerusalem, City of Gold, see world famous Christian landmarks
  • Float in the Dead Sea at the lowest point on Earth
  • Visit Masada, the symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel
  • Visit Jericho, the lowest and the most ancient city in the world
  • Experience Bethlehem, the birth town of Jesus
  • Discover the lush countryside of the Galilee, Israel’s northern region, home to the Sea of Galilee
  • Drive up the Mediterranean coast stopping at Caesarea, Acre, Haifa and sea caves at Rosh HaNikra
  • End your 8 day experience with a free time


Price Excludes

  • Lunch, dinner, drinks
  • Entrance fees on day 6- Jerusalem In the Footsteps of Jesus
  • Int’l flights
  • Travel insurance
  • TIP & gratitude guide, driver, hotel staff and restaurant. It is recommended $7-10 per person per day for guide and $4-5. per person per day for Driver.
  • Shopping
  • VISA to Israel (if required) price to be advised
  • Entry & Exit Tax in Israel & Jordan Visa issuing and border fees: $125 for visa issuing and fees; $65 for travelers with valid visa stamp per person
  • All Beverages
  • Any unmentioned items
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Earphones supplement US$ 10 per person in Israel


Notes

  • Comfortable walking shoes, hat and water are recommended
  • For visit to the Dead Sea we recommend that you bring hats, bathing suits, towels and sun protection
  • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to visit Yad Vashem due to the sensitive content
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • Airport transfers can be scheduled during the booking process as an optional extra
  • Passport compulsory for visit to Bethlehem and Jericho
  • Visit to Bethlehem: due to the high number of visitors, entrance to the Nativity Cave may be limited
  • Tour itinerary order may change according to your day of departure
  • Final sequence of tour days will appear in your confirmation email
  • Single traveler supplement is required
  • High season supplement is required
  • Changes on Program / Itinerary may occur due to accessibility and availability.
  • Order of the program, may be altered depending on day / time of the week.


Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 20% charged for notification up to 20 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 50% charged for notification up to 12 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification less then 7 days.
  • Non-Show - 100% Cancellation fees

*YOM KIPPUR Afternoon October 8, 2019 till End of Day October 9, 2019. The entire country is of Israel is shut down-closed, no transportations / no flights / no vehicles are allowed.